Tag Archives: Citizen Journalism

Jadaliyya: Digital Platforms, Analog Elections: How Civic Groups Are Trying to Bring Back Democracy in Turkey


When Gezi protesters occupied the park last summer and took their frustration with the government to the streets, Prime Minister Erdoğan told them to “be patient and face off at the ballot box.” It was exactly Erdoğan’s reductive framing of democracy, which limits political legitimacy to elections and takes an uncompromising, polarizing stance against opposition, that Gezi protesters stood against. Nonetheless, unlike [...] → Read the full article…

99GetSmart.com: Turkey: citizen journalism under attack; facebook collaborates


Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Submitted by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan, from Istanbul Update from Turkey 7 July 2013: The Bar Association in Izmir organized a press conference stating that the Twitter arrests in the aftermath of the Gezi protests were based on illegally gathered information and no court decision. The police had staged a pre-emptive arrest of the [...] → Read the full article…

Jadaliyya: Covering Gezi: Reflecting on photographing daily life during extraordinary events

Taksim Renewal Project

After a few days, we asked one of our friends to go buy us some gas masks. He called and said there had been a run on them, and prices were up to 350–400 Turkish liras each (approximately $160–$220). We opted for some cheaper construction masks, and made do. But we had to learn how to cover such an event. [...] → Read the full article…